Mike Keenan said on MSG that there is a simple reason why the two of them are working:
It's called chemistry. They have a good skill set but they read off of each other real well and that is why they are getting resultsJohn Tortorella told Sam Rosen before the game that Marian Gaborik is doing a better job of giving Brad Richards the puck and then finding a spot to get open, "Gabby wants the puck and instead of being a one on one guy, he gives it to Richie and gets open without the puck. For both of them it's very important, it's the guy without the puck. They have a sense of confidence together and hopefully it continues"